Sacred 2: Fallen Angel
Huge & epic, with humor & only a couple flaws.
I scoped Sacred 2: Fallen Angel for the PS3. Indeed, Sacred 2 is one of the largest Diablo-like hack & slash aRPGs, with tons of loot and a huge open world, that I've played. Its not linear. It has its moments with off-putting humor that made me burst out in laughter. It caught me by surprise with the *Blind Guardian* quest, then had the band Blind Guardian and one of their songs in the game ... with a great (out of place) guitar weapon as a reward. Having a metal band in a past-time mythological fantasy setting doesn't make sense, and that's what I loved about it. Don't take me wrong: It takes itself seriously most of the time, and at others it has odd humor, but it works. This is a great game for those who love hack & slash aRPGs. WARNING: just don't think Sacred 3 is anything like this. Sacred 3 is nowhere near as good, and is a whole different style game that shouldn't even have "Sacred" in the title, as its more an arcade game, not an aRPG with tons of loot. Did I mention Sacred 2 is huge? Its huge. Oh, and it does have a couple flaws, but they're easily overlooked. The one that irked me most is that one can only enable one teleporter at a time. It'd have saved hours of walking if the player could enable all of them at once. Over & out.
Good Game for Long Hours
The game is great it lets you play almost like a mixture of oblivion and champions of norrath. you can do the main quest line if you would like and that is it but you can also go around and level up and do other quests to get better gear and cool mounts. You will enjoy this game if you buy it. There have been a few times when i was playing it (I have played for 40 hours already) and maybe 4-5 times they game would just either freeze or stop loading and I would have to restart. The good thing is that the game seems like it auto saves after everything so you may only have to redo something for 10 minutes instead of 2 hours. game is fun and really fun when playing with others. Though multi player does have its flaws. when playing online or in story the game only recongnizes the hosts. story line and saves their progress. you cannot trade between another character either if you are playing on the same system. although there are flaws it is a fun game at that with COUNTLESS hours of fun behind it if you like hack and slash.
Nothing like a good ol fashioned Zelda
Like the everlasting Zelda that has been popular since before 1985, sacred 2 is a very LONG and lasting game. Battle trillions of endless and different enemies, upgrade your weapons as well as armour, choose your class and level up without leveling down. Ride an awesome and original mount into battle while upgrading that mount to its maximum capatibility. Sacred 2 is not for your average gamer, but for the hardcore gamers that love to play games to no end and see what happens next. This game will last even on 6 hrs a day spent more then 3 days to beat. Maximum level 200 600 different quests, dragons, spiders and the most twisted, vile and evil mosters you can think of. This game makes monster hunter (if youve played it) look weak. Awesome music to go with the gameplay when battles start to get tough. Choose a class most fitting for you a seraphim for the girls is recommended for beginners as well as a shadow warrior for boys is. If you want a good long lasting game that has pretty much no end and a seemless map this game will ROCK your world. Also you will love the cut scenes given when you complete certain quests I dont want to spoil it youll have to find out for yourself. Recommended for RPG fans like ppl who like Final Fantasy, Zelda, Monster Hunters and so on.
Classic Hack 'n Slash
While this is a fun game to play, there are some issue that need to be worked. The biggest problem so far is the HUD. It's really confusing trying to figure out which direction you're heading without having to stop and check the map every 5 seconds to make sure you're going where you want to go. The HUD needs to be stationary (setting the HUD to static is an option, but it doesn't change anything), but instead, it moves around with the player's direction. As such, you have no way to know whether you're heading N, S, W, or E. It gets quite frustrating in the larger towns like Thylysium where all the streets and buildings look exactly the same. Other than that, the game is a lot of fun. The quests are easy to discover and complete and there are loads of weapons/armor/accessories to outfit your character. Additionally, depending on which campaign you choose (light or dark), you can either help save Ancaria, or send it into ruin!
Challenging and somewhat sadistic
I am playing Sacred 2 on PS 3, and the following review represents console use only: Before saying anything positive about this game, I have to agree that the camera behavior in Sacred 2 very nearly destroys any enjoyment the game offers. The camera rarely moves, and seems to display more graphical information behind the player character than in front. At times, as I ran directly into the faces of multiple enraged Orcs I could not see even though they were less than ten yards from my character, the camera function almost persuaded me to stop playing the game. It is, in a word, useless. But only very nearly. Eventually, you get used to dealing with the camera, just as you get used to dealing with the somewhat clunky controls. The controls work, I have to admit, but there is a steep learning curve to negotiating them. It took me quite a while just to learn how to equip weapons, for instance. Once you learn how to deal with the controls, you realize that there is actually a kind of brilliance to the way they operate. They allow for a great deal of customization of powers and playstyle with a minimum of movement. The entire game, in fact, is unforgiving, even sadistic in its attitude towards player mistakes. One of the features, called Survival Bonus, punishes the player relentlessly for dying. Your character gains more attributes and better attack ratings with higher Survival Bonus, as well as better loot. But if you die too often too early, your character not only fails to find good gear, but might well become so weak that it might as well be deleted. In fact, one wrong choice with a skill decision, or an attribute point, could spell the end of the character. Count on your first character being a kind of test character, because you are bound to make a small mistake that will later cause the character to be virtually non-functional. But, to me, that is perhaps the most unique pleasures of the game. It is a very difficult game to become an expert in, and almost impossible to master. I learn new things about the most basic features of the game every time I play it. Frustrating, challenging, even sadisitic as it is in the way that it treats the player, it remains enormously satisfying to get something right, to create a character that works, and it is very possible to create super, near invulnerable or totally invulnerable characters in this game. It is also certain that you will create characters that will be punished repeatedly and relentlessly. For my money, this is what makes the game worth playing.
Thought it would be good, turned out way better.
I give it a 9 out of 10. If possible this 9 would be a 11(yeah i know, 11) if not for some glitches in the sound, and for corny voice acting. The corny Voice acting didn't detract too much, but at times the system would lock up on me, and it usually happened when an all too familiar sound would pop up (sounded like popping bubble wrap). Whether or not this was from a manufacturer defect or just a bug in the game's coding itself is a mystery to me. These two very minor flaws in the game are so inferior, that the game's playability level will not be taken away from. There are way to many pros to list them all so ill just list the first 53856348752342 that come to my mind. Bahh never mind that, Gamestop won't let me write that much, but I probably could if necessary (probably exaggerating a little but you should still get the point none the less.) To say the least, this game is one you will probably never complete 100%. Sure, you may be able to get the platinum trophy but face it, over 600 side quests and reaching level 200 is for the most part unreachable for the average gamer. With that being said, the playability of this game is just as high as its re-playability, and that is key to creating a stellar game as Ascaron did in Sacred:2. It follows the format of a simple dungeon crawler you control a character from a third person perspective and control it by maneuvering a camera into a position and moving there. You fight hordes of monsters. Thousands of monsters occupy and respawn just a single region of the map. And this map takes hours to explore only 30% of it. Do the math and that is too much hack-and slash someone could complete in a lifetime. The campaign is decent but the character creation and item finding really make this game happen. With so many skill combinations and armor sets, your character can always be changed around and perfected. If you are a fan of the diablo series, this game is most certainly for you. Last thing I will say: you need to give this game a chance. You might not and probably won't like it from the beginning. But I can almost guarantee that within 2 hours, you may just find yourself addicted to it.
Worst RPG ever?
Yeah I would put this game in with the "Worst games i've ever played list" I first got the game a few day's ago i decided to buy it a few hours later it went right back to the store. The controls are "clunky" I kept hitting the wrong buttons. The interface is a JOKE, i'm sure they spent all of ten min's putting the interface together. the story line is even worse and the voice acting is OKAY (i've heard alot worse) but while in battle you just want to scream "Shut up!" because they do get annoying. it's not as "highly' customizable as the game wants you to think... some toons dont get new hair... you can't change anything about them but their gear and trust me... the gear is not that good looking. The lay out of the world is utterly confusing, running around and grinding up SLOWLY to gain lvl's. I think the BIGGEST dissapointment of all though are the graphics! it would have been great for 1999 but we are in 2009 and If I full price for a game it BETTER have awesome graphics... sadly .. no I made this account to beg you not to get this waste of time game.... it's simply a waste of money and time.
Worst RPG ever?
Yeah I would put this game in with the "Worst games i've ever played list"I first got the game a few day's ago i decided to buy it a few hours later it went right back to the store.The controls are "clunky" I kept hitting the wrong buttons.The interface is a JOKE, i'm sure they spent all of ten min's putting the interface together.the story line is even worse and the voice acting is OKAY (i've heard alot worse) but while in battle you just want to scream "Shut up!" because they do get annoying. it's not as "highly' customizable as the game wants you to think... some toons don't get new hair... you can't change anything about them but their gear and trust me... the gear is not that good looking.The lay out of the world is utterly confusing, running around and grinding up SLOWLY to gain lvl's.I think the BIGGEST disappointment of all though are the graphics! it would have been great for 1999 but we are in 2009 and If I full price for a game it BETTER have awesome graphics... sadly .. noI made this account to beg you not to get this waste of time game.... it's simply a waste of money and time.
Its simple for people who dont like complex games that they make. For me classic games make me happy. it has a rpg but much more vilent. moste rpg are up to teen this is M. Each charector is diffrent and moves are diffrent. If u want a multiplayer game u can play forever. cause i played all night and only got up from lvl 1-9
This game is a great dungeon crawler with interesting characters to choose from like the temple guardian which is a mechanical anubis with an arm canon. great game